Commander Chris H. InskeepDeputy Commodore
Commander Chris Inskeep is a native of Florence, Alabama and a 1995 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. CDR Inskeep’s first sea duty assignment was aboard USS O’Bannon (DD 987) where he served as Electrical Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. His next assignment was aboard USS Boone where he served as Ordnance Officer. Subsequent sea duty assignments included Engineer Officer in USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) and USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Commander Inskeep’s next assignments were to USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) where he served as the first Fleet up Executive Officer/Commanding Officer. CDR Inskeep assumed command of USS GONZALEZ and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism. After departing USS GONZALEZ, CDR Inskeep assumed command of Afloat Training Group’s Engineering Assessments Atlantic.
CDR Inskeep’s significant shore assignments include a tour on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff in the OPNAV N86 Directorate for Surface Warfare as Section Head and Requirements Officer for Future Ships DDG 1000. He also served as special assistant to the Deputy Director of Missile Defense Agency where he was assigned to the Systems Engineering Directorate as well as the Joint Staff Integration and Navy Transition and Transfer Cell. CDR Inskeep earned a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Commander Inskeep's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various service campaign and unit decorations.